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WTM invites industry buyers to apply for Buyers’ Club Membership

WTM invites industry buyers to apply for Buyers’ Club Membership

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is inviting the industry’s most senior buyers to apply for Buyers’ Club membership for WTM 2013.

WTM Buyers’ Club (formerly WTM Meridian Club) – the leading global business network: making contacts, concluding deals - is WTM’s exclusive business club for the travel industry’s most senior buyers with direct responsibility for purchasing.

An example of WTM Buyers’ Club member would be a buyer for a tour operator looking to purchase product from exhibitors to put in its brochures, or an IT director looking to purchase a technology for their organisation.

WTM 2012 saw more than 8,000 Buyers Club members attend the event helping the show to generate a record £1,860 million in industry deals – a 13% increase on WTM 2011’s £1,625 million.

Membership is open to the entire travel industry with a strict selection process in place to ensure that only the most senior industry buyers are granted membership. To apply, buyers should visit


WTM Buyers’ Club facilitates business opportunities between buyers and exhibitors to meet, network and conclude business deals.

At event benefits include the WTM Speed Networking sessions (on the first and last days of the event) and exclusive WTM Buyers’ Club lounges and access to private meeting rooms and fast-track cloakroom.

Year round WTM Buyers’ Club benefits include annual discounts on trade conferences, opportunities to attend WTM Buyers’ Club Think Tanks on key issues within the industry.

World Travel Market Buyers’ Club Manager Raj Thakkar said: “WTM Buyers’ Club is the industry’s original and only truly global buyers club.

“WTM 2012 was a great success for WTM Buyers’ Club members, with them agreeing contracts worth £1,860 million with exhibitors, thanks to an array of facilities including the expanded WTM Speed Networking programme.”